December 01, 2011
Many Ignore Symptoms of Lung Disease, Study
Americans' awareness of
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is rising, but many of
those at risk don't talk to their doctor about symptoms, according
to a new survey by the U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood
Genes May Make Quitting Tougher for Smokers
Despite decades of public
health efforts aimed at snuffing out cigarette smoking, 20 percent
of Americans still light up. New research suggests it might be
because of their genes.
How to Stay Flu-Free for the Holidays
The overlap of the cold and
flu season with the holiday season can make it a challenge to stay
healthy as you go to parties and get together with family and
Veggies, Fruit May Lower Women's Stroke Risk
Diets rich in antioxidants
from fruits, vegetables and whole grains appear to lower a woman's
odds for a stroke, even if she has a prior history of heart
disease, new research shows.
More Exercise Could Make For Better Sleep:
A new study suggests
regular physical activity might encourage better shut-eye: People
who met national exercise guidelines reported better sleep and less
daytime fatigue than those who didn't.
First Generic Lipitor Approved
The first generic version
of the cholesterol-lowering statin Lipitor (atorvastatin calcium)
has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.